The antivirus software of Avast is well-known however, the company also offers a premium VPN. It’s a speedy and secure choice, however it is comparatively expensive. Avast offers a 30-day trial for new users.
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Unlike other providers that offer several protocols, Avast VPN only offers one: OpenVPN over UDP with AES-256 encryption. This is a highly secure encryption technique that is regarded as military-grade, and it’s the same encryption method used by banks. Avast utilizes other encryption methods as well such as ChaCha20 and RSA-2048.
The Avast VPN client for desktops and Android devices will automatically choose the best protocol for your connection. It tries to connect to OpenVPN first, and then switches to Mimic in case that is not successful. According to my experience, this is not the most intelligent mechanism for selecting a protocol. It would be better that the client has the option of selecting the protocol you prefer, and then let you know how successful it was.
Avast VPN is a VPN with a lot of servers. It has 700+ locations in over 34 countries. However I’m not sure whether the list is updated regularly enough since the VPN didn’t have any servers in China during my tests. There are a few identifiable elements of information that Avast records about your usage such as your full name and zip code.
Avast is headquartered in the Czech Republic, which is GDPR-compliant and is not affiliated to any of the Eyes Alliance surveillance groups. They do keep some identifying connection logs and their no-logs rule does not explicitly exclude this. They accept payment through PayPal and credit cards, but do not collect billing data. They also permit cookies to track your online behaviour.